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Attention Bruce Pennington Fans!

Posted by demonik on August 2, 2012

From the maker of Paperback Fanatic: coming soon!

PENNINGTON - a portrait of a master fantasy artist
PENNINGTON – a portrait of a master fantasy artist

Legendary for his paperback covers for H P Lovecraft, Clark Ashton Smith, Frank Herbert, Edgar Rice Burroughs and more, Bruce Pennington gets the Fanatic treatment
If you’re not familiar with his work, check out the attached covers for a taste!
Two volumes, totalling 140 pages with 125 full colour reproductions of some of his most striking covers
Including an overview of his early career, an auto-biographical essay and a full checklist of his art.

Strictly limited edition based on orders received by 31st August
UK price for both volumes including postage £12.50
AIr-mail is £15.00
Order at the on-line shop now!

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John Wyndham – Jizzle

Posted by demonik on June 11, 2012

John Wyndham – Jizzle  (NEL, 1973; Four Square, 1962)

Jizzle
Technical Slip
A Present from Brunswick
Chinese Puzzle
Esmerelda
How Do I Do
Una
Affair of the Heart
Confidence Trick
The Wheel
Look Natural, Please!
Perforce to Dream
Reservation Deferred
Heaven Scent
More Spinned Against

Blurb
Take a dip into a world where reality trembles and sanity is all in the mind. A world created by the brilliant author of Day of the Triffids and The Kraken Wakes.

There’s a monkey with a unique artistic talent –
A man living his life over and over again –
The tube in the rush hour that was so crowded it seemed like hell; in fact is was Hell…

Sit back and enjoy these fragments from beyond the edge of reason. And, keep looking behind you!

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Justin Marriott – A Visual Guide To New English Library

Posted by demonik on November 11, 2010

Justin Marriott (ed.) – A Visual Guide To New English Library: Volume One (Nov. 2010)

Blurb:
British Publisher New English Library are a legend amongst vintage paperback fans and collectors throughout the world.

Their cult output is celebrated in the first of an ongoing series of visual guides from the producers of The Paperback Fanatic magazine.

Volume one is crammed with full colour reproductions of rare covers. The glorious visuals are accompanied by insightful commentary and full bibliographical detail, including previously unrecorded information on pseudonyms.

more details on Vault Of Evil Forum:

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Ghidalia & Elwood – The Venus Factor

Posted by demonik on December 1, 2009

Vic Ghidalia and Roger Elwood (eds.) – The Venus Factor (Nel, 1976. Originally USA, McFadden, 1972: Manor, 1973, 1977)

Cynthia Asquith – “God Grante That She Lye Stille”
Gertrude Atherton – The Foghorn
Agatha Christie – The Last Séance (The Woman Who Stole a Ghost)
Miriam Allen deFord – Against Authority
Zenna Henderson – J-Line to Nowhere
Anne McCaffrey – The Ship Who Disappeared
Rose Sharon [Judith Merril] – The Lady Was a Tramp
C. L. Moore – The Dark Land

Blurb

A medium evokes a vision so real it threatens her very existence …

A dying woman is snatched into another time dimension ….

A long dead spirit fights to inhabit a living body ….

These are but a few of the chilling and gripping ideas contained in The Venus Factor, an anthology of science fiction stories written about women by some of the top women SF writers.

i’ve had enough arguments for one year, so i’ll leave you to decide for yourselves whether or not the Christie, Asquith and Atherton stories actually constitute “science fiction” ….

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Kingsley Amis – New Maps Of Hell

Posted by demonik on December 1, 2009

Kingsley Amis – New Maps Of Hell (Four Square, 1962)

CONTENTS
STARTING POINTS: Definitions;  beginnings; Verne and Wells
THE SITUATION TODAY: Fantasy and space-opera; the magazines; readership; mass outlets
NEW LIGHT ON THE UNCONSCIOUS: Sex; horror; insecurity; rural nostalgia; activism; science and art; religion and religiosity
UTOPIAS  I:  Sex, colonialism; politics and conformism
UTOPIAS 2: The dangers of technology; comic infernos; the science-fiction character; deflation
PROSPECTS: Cosmic disasters; idea as hero; puzzles; limitations; possibilities
Index Of Names & Titles.

Blurb:
NEW MAPS OF HELL
A voyage, with Kingsley Amis as guide, through the fan­tastic world of science fiction – past, present and future.
He surveys the magnificent panorama of this world of fantasy and science fiction, of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, of madly ingenious inventions and cosmic disaster, of bug-eyed monsters and credible human experiments, of revolutionary inventions and awesome transformations, of exploration of the outer reaches of space, and of strange worlds within the universe.
With characteristic humour, acute analysis and superb writing, he provides the general public with a fascina­ting explanation of this vast field of literature, and the enthusiast with new insights into his favourite reading.

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